Of course it's probably only a mystery to me. I picked this up from a
guy who said it had been used as a science lab worktop, as it's the
type of wood that doesn't absorb the chemicals much.
It feels a little like oak when carving, though it tears a little like mahogany. I've asked the onyl two carvers I know, who both came up blank. It cuts quite pale, and sands up like this, enhanced here with danish oil.
Apols of this is a to oft asked question - I've searched similar
questions with no luck. Of cours eit's proably something very obvious!
As a carver I've seen a reasonable amount of wood, but as a new wood
turner I'm getting through wood much quicker now!
- posted 13 years ago